Monday, July 22, 2013

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (July 22, 2013)

It's Monday, What Are You Reading? is a meme hosted by Sheila at Book Journey.

It’s Monday!  What Are You Reading, is where we gather to share what we have read this past week and what we plan to read this week.  It is a great way to network with other bloggers, see some wonderful blogs, and put new titles on your reading list.

I had a great time this week when my friend came to visit. We watched all of season 5 of True Blood and are already counting the days until we can get and watch season 6. We also watched the first two episodes of Game of Thrones but neither one of us were enthralled. I feel like I need to read the books first to answer some of my questions. When I am ready, my brother has the first two seasons and has already pre-ordered the third.

We also visited two casinos, two restaurants, and did some cooking with my brother. It was a wonderful, relaxing few days.

I did get some reading done last week too.
All of the adult books I read this week were re-reads. 

I read Betrayal in Death and Judgment in Death by J. D. Robb which are the 11th and 12th in her In Death series. Judgment review will be posted on July 24 and Betrayal review on July 31.

I also re-read Necessity's Child by Sharon Lee and Steve Miller. I was listening to a radio interview the two did and felt like reading their most recent novel again. Here's a link to the review I posted in February.  I liked it as much this time as the first. 
My young adult books this week were all from my review stack and are all August releases. 

Charmed Vengeance by Suzanne Lazear is a paranormal/steampunk adventure that I enjoyed very much. My review will be posted on August 1.

Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock by Matthew Quick was one of the ARCs I got at ALA. This was a very thought-provoking story about a young man who takes a gun to school with him on his 18th birthday with the intention of killing a former friend and himself. My review will be posted on August 7.

The Deepest Night by Shana Abe was a historical fantasy with dragons that was also a very entertaining story. I loved the lush language and the historical detail. My review will be posted on August 10.

I am deep into Affliction by Laurell K. Hamilton. It may take a while though since this one has 570 pages and lots and lots of really nasty zombies. 

Next Week:

I will be travelling for three days this coming week but still hope to be able to read these.
Adult Books
Good as Gone by Douglas Corleone (Aug. 20 release)
Blood and Roses by A. K. Alexander (Aug. 20 release)
YA Books
Awoken by Timothy Miller (Aug. 13 release)
My Totally Awkward Supernatural Crush by Laura Toffler-Corrie
YA Books
False Memory by Dan Krokos
False Sight by Dan Krokos (Aug. 13 release)

All of these are from my review stack. False Memory was a purchase because it is the book that comes before False Sight, an ARC I got at ALA. I am pretty anal about reading books in a series in order. 

Because I am scheduled so far ahead, I thought I'd leave links to the reviews I posted this past week too.

Inside of a Dog
Ms. Martin Teaches Media

What was your week like? Leave me a link and I'll be sure to visit.


  1. Sounds like you have had a fabulous week!

    Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out

  2. Ooh, Good as Gone sounds fantastic!

  3. Good as Gone sounds good to me also!

  4. Game of Thrones was quite off-putting when I first started reading it. Quite far outside my comfort zone. But true, too. If that makes sense.

    Enjoy your reads!

  5. It's nice to balance beloved re-reads with new books. I hope you enjoy all of your books!

  6. I still need to pick up more J. D. Robb books...those look so enticing.

    Enjoy your week...and thanks for visiting my blog.

  7. Oh, Forgive Me Leonard Peacock sounds really interesting. I do love dark psychological books.

    It looks like you are reading a great selection of books. Have a wonderful week!

  8. You have had a fun and busy week! Glad you got time to watch tv shows you like and read. I like some of your titles; I occasionally read YA fantasy or dystopian. I have only read the first JD Robb--I am so intimidated by the long backlist of books, and someone told me you have to read all of them in order to appreciate them! Have a good week.

  9. You sure got a lot of reading done ! I too prefer reading series in order. Have fun reading this week!

  10. This season of True Blood is the best season ever, I think. I am really loving it! The Deepest Night sounds like a book I would love based on your description of lush language and historical. I will definitely have to keep an eye out for it.

  11. Wow! That's a lot! I'm still trying to catch up with True Blood with Season 4! I don't have HBO and I rarely find the time to sit and watch some episodes of it! Halfway through it though! Season 5 will have to wait til Xmas most likely as it will be bought as a gift most likely during Black Friday craziness!

    Envious that you find time to re-read books! I haven't re-read a book in years! It's quite possible that the last time I re-read something was before Borders closed forever! I bought a bunch of books I kept "thinking" about reading since I was able to find most of them then! Still sad that they are gone!

    Happy Reading this week!

    Here's my Monday Wrapup

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  12. I didn't like Game of Thrones very much, but when I stumbled upon an episode from the first series on TV late at night weeks ago, I quite enjoyed watching it. I think because I didn't have to wade through Martin's dull prose! Hope you enjoy it more than I did.

    Lots of great sounding books on your list! Hope you have a great week!

  13. Yes can see you are a J D Robb fan. Charmed Vengeance looks interesting, will keep an eye out for your review.

  14. Great list of books! I've been listening to JD Robb's books on audio so I can catch up. Enjoy!

  15. Ooo...a True Blood marathon. How fun!!

  16. Sounds like you had a great week. Laurel K. Hamilton, those are the books about the female vampire hunter, or am I mistaken?

    Anyway, I hope you enjoy your week & kind regards,

  17. Glad you had a good week. Enjoy this week as well.

  18. I look forward to your review of Leonard Peacock!

  19. How organised you are lol. Glad to see you enjoyed The Deepest Night, it's next on my read list. Enjoy your new reads :)

  20. I have never read the J.D. Robb series. I want to read it.


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